Your journey begins in Puerto Montt, the capital of Chile´s Lake District in the south of Chile. Pick up your rental car at the airport of Puerto Montt and drive north past the colonial towns of Puerto Varas, Frutillar and Puerto Octay, founded on the shores of Lake Llanquihue in the middle of the 19th century by German settlers. On the way it is worth visiting the small park Lahuen Ñadi near the airport, harboring millennial Alerce trees. Your destination for today, the small village of Las Cascadas, is named after the impressive nearby waterfalls that rush down the slopes of Osorno Volcano.
Accommodation: 2-3*-Hotel in Cascadas